Tag Archives: History

Imperial Theatre Presents A Man For All Seasons

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 1 PM – 3 PM | The Imperial Theatre

The film depicts the final years of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to sign a letter asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to take an Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, starring alongside Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles and Susannah York. Also appearing are Nigel Davenport, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave and, in one of his earliest screen roles, John Hurt.

The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!

Imperial Theatre Presents Selma (Film)

Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM |  The Imperial Theatre

Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams,Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel.

The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!

Sunday at the Museum: The Marvelous Martha Schofield

Sunday, July 28th & Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 5 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum

At the end of the Civil War, a young woman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania traveled from the safety of her home to the war-ravaged state of South Carolina. She spent the rest of her life in South Carolina making sure that the children of newly emancipated slaves received a well-rounded education. Her name, Martha Schofield. Her legacy, the generations of African-Americans who graduated from the Schofield School.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will be hosting Sunday at the Museum lectures at Banksia this summer.
Tickets for each lecture are $15. Join the Friends for a casual afternoon of History!

Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!

Red Summer: Book Talk & Signing at Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Book Talk: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cameron McWhirter
Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Cameron will discuss his book about the Summer of 1919 when racial unrest rolled across the nation and the first stirring of the Civil Rights fight began. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost. Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity never seen before.

Book Signing: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cameron McWhirter
Angela Marshall
Dr. Janaka Bowman Lewis

Dr. Janaka Bowman Lewis is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She will be signing copies of her most recent monograph, Freedom Narratives of African American Women: A Study of 19th Century Writings.

Angela Marshall, aka “Author Stone”, is a public speaker, professional writer, columnist, bestselling auhtor, creative consultant, ex-NFL wife, and business owner of “In Other Words, by Stone”.  Angela opens a window into the NFL lifestyle with her autobiography, Reality to Rags to Riches: The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife.

Entertainment provided by Karen Gordon, the Empress of Cool.

Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: A Lecture

Wednesday, April 18th, 2019 | 3 PM | JSAC Coffeehouse, Augusta University Summerville Campus

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy and the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University invite you to a public lecture by Clemson University’s Dr. Orville Vernon Burton. Dr. Burton’s lecture will begin at 3pm on Wednesday, April 17th, in the coffeehouse in the JSAC (2nd floor) on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. Dr. Burton will be speaking about “Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: Recent Advances in Digital History.” A light reception will follow in the Dome Room in Washington Hall. There will be reserved parking in Lot 106, which is immediately to the southeast of the JSAC (look for the cones).

Orville Vernon Burton is the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Pan African Studies, and Computer Science at Clemson University, and emeritus University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, University Scholar, and professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Burton has written or edited numerous books including The Age of Lincoln (2007), as well as In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985). Dr. Burton is one of the pioneers of digital history, and he is the author or director of numerous digital humanities projects. Dr. Burton’s research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community, and the intersection of humanities and social sciences. In 2017 he received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the South Carolina Humanities Council.

Dr. Burton’s lecture is free and open to the public, and is the first of what is a planned annual lecture series on public history.

Visit the Event Page HERE!